Shears; Ed became close with Mrs. Shears. Both Mr. and Mrs. Shears did not have a close relationship with Christopher Mr. shears clearly did not understand Christopher’s personality. There are many examples of people judging Christopher as who he was for example page 186 “ where is 451c chapter road, London NW2 5NG” the man said “two ninety five, are you going to buy the book or not” “I don’t know” “well you can get your dirty fingers off of it if you don’t mind” “where is 451c chapter road, London NW2 5NG” “you can either buy the A-Z or you can hop it. I’m not a walking encyclopedia” When Christopher asked for directions the man could’ve been nicer the second time Christopher asked he got irritated with him because he didn’t feel like dealing with Christopher. To Mr. Shears Christopher invaded his life with Judy, which Christopher does not understand I feel empathy for Christopher but as well I also feel that Christopher is a very selfish person.
Literature is where emotions can be evoked, numbed, exposed or created. Sympathy for people, characters, that we do not actually know are usually one of the most common and one of the most powerful. Shakespeare's greatest quality is being able to create bonds between the character and the audience or reader. Why does one cry when Romeo and Juliet kill themselves at the end of the tragedy? It's emotion, the bond, the sympathy but why do Romeo and Juliet kill themselves?
Creon and Antigone are both honourable people, yet both are fatally proud and that is the source of tragedy. To what extent do you agree? In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, Creon and Antigone are both honourable people, yet both a fatally proud and that is the source of tragedy. Pride can take over the lives of people who have it within them. If the sense of pride is exaggerated it will lead to arrogance and therefore to problems.
Faber’s Knowledge Books are something everyone takes advantage of, nobody knows how important they are until they’re gone. In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 Montag goes to Faber to seek advice about the books. He finds out Faber’s beliefs in book’s purpose, quality, and the leisure of people. Faber also believes that fear of the truth in books drove people away, and now without the books there is only chaos. When Faber told Montag what the purpose of books were, he spoke, “Books are a receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget,” so without them everything would slowly be forgotten (83).
Paper 1: Passage Analysis “Perhaps there is not yet enough evidence to tell: for the present it can be said that you are possessive toward yourself, that you are attached to the signs in which you identify something of yourself, fearing to be lost with them” (144) Although a short passage, the Reader is telling us a lot about his identity and since the book is written in the third person, he is in turn telling us about ourselves. People are so intent on a book having words on the page or even having an ending that they do not know what to do with a book like If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler… because they are expecting more. Life is all about expectations and what you are used to and when defining yourself one usually talks about their looks, family, hobbies, job, etc., basic things that are on the surface and that we identify
Therefore he had to add some thing’s that did not really happen. Making many people wonder if this is really a non-fiction story. For instance, “Envy was constantly with [Dick]; the enemy was anyone who was someone he wanted to be or who had anything he wanted to have” (Capote200). Capote could not actually know how dick felt. He wrote what he thought might make the book more entertaining to his audience while telling a true story, Much like the movie Titanic.
Although he is himself extremely well-read, paradoxically he hates books and people who insist on reading them. He is cunning and devious, and so perceptive that he appears to read Montag’s thoughts. Professor Faber A retired English professor whom Montag encountered a year before the book opens. Faber still possesses a few precious books and aches to have more. He readily admits that the current state of society is due to the cowardice of people like himself, who would not speak out against book burning when they still could have stopped it.
While Carr’s arguments lead to the viable point that technology is now so deeply riveted into the fabric of our lives that we have lost control over its influence on us, he is not the first to be concerned. According to Carr, Socrates thought very little of the advancement of writing due to the fact that it would force society to forfeit the use of their memory because of the abundance of written material that would then be available. He also believed that people would, without receiving knowledge from credible sources, rely alone on their own interpretation of information and in turn become ignorant. Carr sees Socrates’ way of thinking as “short-sighted,” even though his argument in relationship to the internet mirrors that of Socrates’. Google has “[served] to spread information, spur fresh ideas, and expand human knowledge” today in the same way that the development of writing expanded the mind of an individual in the first century (Carr 8).
Shelly Fisher Fishkin (Source D) views Huck Finn as a sensitive subject and a difficult book to interpret. Fishkin states “one must understand how Socratic irony works if the novel makes any sense at all; most students don’t.” Not only is the colloquial language constantly making Huck Finn a challenge to some students and critics, but the underlying satire and irony is difficult to detect, and without noticing either, Huckleberry Finn is nothing but a children’s book about adventures in a young boys life. Without knowing the satire, the book has no purpose and effect on you. It’s harder to respect Twain as a writer if you don’t understand the underlying motives: exposing the conformity of society in the late
At first glance Harold and Maude both are strikingly different characters, They both have extensively varied lifestyles,complete and utterly different types of personalities, and outrageous hobbies. Take a step closer however and you will soon realize they share one of the most important qualities, life. Maude celebrates death as a grand finale, to all her collection of stories, while Harold relishes in the destruction of life, by acting out his own suicides. Harold and Maude may share this quality, but they each celebrate life in their own unique way, through death. Harold is the personification of the word,strange.